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Office of the Legal Adviser

Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs

Our Mission

Provide legal advice and services to client bureaus and principal officers of the Department of State on matters of particular importance to United States foreign policy interests in the area of public diplomacy

Statute and Application Procedures

Immunity from Judicial Seizure Statute (22 U.S.C. 2459)

Immunity from seizure under judicial process of cultural objects imported for temporary exhibition or display

More Information Immunity from Judicial Seizure Statute (22 U.S.C. 2459)

Executive Order No. 12047

Executive Order 12047, March 27, 1978, 43 F.R. 13359, as amended by Executive Order 12388, October 14, 1982, 47 F.R. 46245.

More Information Executive Order No. 12047

Application Procedure and Checklist

Sample Application and Contract Language

U.S. Department of State

Welcome to the new State.gov

Our new design makes it easier to find and learn about the State Department’s programs and services—from passports and visas to learning how U.S. diplomacy benefits the American people.